Invertebrates in Britain
 

Adonis blue

 

Adonis blue

 

Chalkhill blue butterfly female Lysandra coridon

 

Chalkhill blue butterfly male Lysandra coridon

 

Comma butterfly Polygonia c-album

 

Common blue butterfly Polyommatus icarus

 

Dark green fritillary butterfly Mesoacidalia aglaja

 

Gatekeeper butterfly male Pyronia tithonus

 

Gatekeeper butterfly male Pyronia tithonus

 

Green hairstreak butterfly Callophrys rubi

 

Green veined white butterfly Artogeia napi

 

Heath fritillary butterfly catterpillar

 

High brown fritillary butterflies

 

Large white butterfly Pieris brassicae

 

Marbled white butterfly Melanargia galathea

 

Meadow brown butterfly Maniola jurtina

 

Meadow brown butterfly Maniola jurtina

 

Painted lady butterfly Cynthia cardui

 

Peacock butterfly Inachis io

 

Peacock butterfly Inachis io

 

Perl bordered Fritillary butterfly Boloria euphrosyne

 

Perl bordered Fritillary butterfly Boloria euphrosyne

 

Purple hairstreak butterfly Quercusia quercus

 

Purple hairstreak butterfly Quercusia quercus

 

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

 

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

 

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

 

red admiral

 

Red admiral butterfly Vanessa atalanta

 

Ringlet butterfly Aphantopus hyperantus

 

Silver spotted blue butterfly male

 

Silver washed fritillary butterfly Argynnis paphia

 

Silver washed fritillary butterfly Argynnis paphia

 

Large skipper butterfly Ochlodes venatus

 

Large skipper butterfly Ochlodes venatus

 

Large skipper

 

Large skipper butterfly Ochlodes venatus

 



 



 

skipper butterfly

 



 



 



 

Small blue butterfly female

 



 

Small tortoiseshell butterfly Aglais urticae

 

Adela reaumurella micro-moth

 

Heart and Dart moth Agrotis exclamationis

 

Heart and Dart moth Agrotis exclamationis

 

Apamea monoglypha and Apamea lithoxylaea moth

 

catterpillar of Apocheima hispidaria Small brindled beauty (?)

 

Peppered moth non melanic form Biston betularia

 

Peppered moth non melanic form Biston betularia

 

Peppered moth non melanic form Biston betularia

 

Peppered moth non melanic form Biston betularia

 

Burnet moth catterpillar Zygaena sp.

 

Scarlet tiger moth Callimorpha dominula

 

Chinese Character moth Cilix glaucata Chinese Character moth

 

Tyria jacobaeae Cinnabar moth on ragwort

 



 

Death's Head Hawk moth Acherontia atropos

 

Elephant Hawk moth Deilephila elpenor

 

Lime hawk moth Mimas tiliae

 

Privit hawk moth Sphinx ligustri

 

Burnished brass moth Diachrysia chrysitis

 

Common footman moth Eilema lurideola

 

Emperor moth Saturnia pavonia

 

Emperor moth Saturnia pavonia

 

Emperor moth Saturnia pavonia

 

Hepialus hecta Gold Swift male

 

Kentish glory moth catterpillar Endromis versicolora

 

Poplar hawk moth Laothoe populi

 

Macrothylacia rubi Fox moth male

 

Dot moth Melanchra persicariae

 

Cucullia verbasci Mullein Moth

 

Mullein moth catterpillar Cullia verbasci

 



 



 

Nemophora degeerella moth

 

Large yellow underwing moth Noctua pronuba two forms

 

Oak eggar Lasiocampa quercus

 

Flame shoulder moth Ochropleura plecta

 

Pyrausta aurata moth

 

Pyrausta aurata moth

 

Riband wave Idaea aversata

 

Scoparia ambigualis moth

 

Silk moth catterpillar

 

Silk moth catterpillar

 



 

Yellow-tail moth catterpillar Euproctis similis

 

Yellow-tail moth catterpillar Euproctis similis

 

Aeshna cyanea Southern hawker dragonfly

 

Aeshna cyanea Southern hawker dragonfly

 

Aeshna grandis Brown hawker dragonfly

 

Aeshna grandis Brown hawker dragonfly

 

Aeschna isosceles Norfolk hawker dragonfly

 

Aeshna mixta Migrant hawker dragonfly

 

Aeshna mixta Migrant hawker mating wheel

 

Aeshna mixta Migrant hawker dragonfly

 

Aeshna mixta Migrant hawker dragonfly

 

Aeshna mixta Migrant hawker dragonfly

 

Aeshna mixta Migrant hawker dragonfly male

 

Aeshna mixta Migrant hawker dragonfly male

 

Aeshna mixta Migrant hawker dragonfly

 

Anax imperator Emperor dragonfly

 

Anax imperator Emperor dragonfly

 

Calopteryx splendens Banded Demoiselle or sometimes called Agrio splendens Banded Agrion

 

Calopteryx splendens Banded Demoiselle or sometimes called Agrio splendens Banded Agrion

 

Calopteryx splendens Banded Demoiselle or sometimes called Agrio splendens Banded Agrion

 

Calopteryx splendens Banded Demoiselle or sometimes called Agrio splendens Banded Agrion

 

Calopteryx splendens Banded Demoiselle or sometimes called Agrio splendens Banded Agrion

 

Calopteryx splendens Banded Demoiselle or sometimes called Agrio splendens Banded Agrion

 

Calopteryx virgo Beautiful demoiselle

 

Calopteryx virgo Beautiful demoiselle

 

Calopteryx virgo Beautiful demoiselle

 

Ceriagrion tenellum Small Red Damselfly

 

Coenagrion mercuriale Southern damselfly

 

Coenagrion puella Azure damselfly

 

Coenagrion puella Azure damselfly

 

Coenagrion puella Azure damselfly

 

Coenagrion puella Azure damselfly

 

Coenagrion puella Azure damselfly

 

Coenagrion puella Azure damselfly pair

 

Coenagrion puella Azure damselfly

 

Cordulegaster boltonii Golden-ringed Dragonfly

 

Abdominal marks of Azure but rest of body as common blue.

 

Dragonfly larval case

 

dragonfly larval case OU ponds

 

Enallagma cyathigerum Common blue damselfly

 

Ishnura elegans Blue-tailed damselfly

 

Ishnura elegans Blue-tailed damselfly

 

Ishnura elegans Blue-tailed damselfly

 

Ishnura elegans Blue-tailed damselfly

 



 

Lestes sponsa Emerald damselfly female

 

Lestes sponsa Emerald damselfly

 

Lestes sponsa Emerald damselfly

 

Lestes sp Emerald damselfly

 

Libellula depressa Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly female

 

Libellula depressa Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly female

 

Libellula depressa Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly male

 

Libellula depressa Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly male

 

Libellula depressa Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly male

 

Libellula depressa Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly male

 

Libellula fulva Scarce chaser dragonfly female

 

Libellula quadrimaculata Four spotted chaser dragonfly

 

Libellula quadrimaculata Four spotted chaser dragonfly

 

Libellula quadrimaculata Four spotted chaser dragonfly

 

Orthetrum cancellatum Black-tailed skimmer dragonfly

 

Orthetrum cancellatum Black-tailed skimmer dragonfly

 

Orthetrum coerulescens keeled skimmer dragonfly female

 

Platycnemis pennipes white legged damselfly

 

Platycnemis pennipes white legged damselfly

 

Platycnemis pennipes white legged damselfly

 

Pyrrhosoma nymphula Large red damselfly

 

Pyrrhosoma nymphula Large red damselfly

 

Pyrrhosoma nymphula Large red damselfly

 

Sympetrum danae Black darter male

 

Sympetrum sanguineum Ruddy darter dragonfly male

 

Sympetrum dragonfly and fly

 



 



 



 



 



 

Sympetrum striolatum Common darter male

 

Sympetrum striolatum Common darter dragonfly female

 

Sympetrum striolatum Common darter dragonfly female

 

Sympetrum striolatum Common darter dragonfly male

 

Sympetrum striolatum Common darter dragonfly old female

 

Sympetrum striolatum pair of dragonflies

 

Leptopterna dolabrata Mirid bug

 



 



 

Aphids on rose

 

Aphids on prickly lettuce

 

Aphids

 



 

aphids on nettle

 

aphids on nettle

 

Aphids on sallow

 

Aphids on sallow with hoverfly(?) larva eating them

 

Aphids on Sallow (Salix)

 

Aphids

 

Aphids Blackfly

 

Adalia bipunctata 2-spot Ladybird

 

Adalia bipunctata 2-spot Ladybird

 

Calvia 14-guttata Ladybird

 

Coccinella 7-punctata 7-spot Ladybird

 

Ladybird larva

 

ladybird larva Coccinellidae

 

Apoderus coryli Weevil on hazel

 

Beetle

 

Cassida viridis Green tortoise beetle

 

Chrysolina cerealis leaf beetle (?) on rosemary in parents garden

 

Chrysomela populi Leaf beetle

 

Chrysomela populi Leaf beetle

 



 



 

Glow worm Lampyris noctiluca

 

Dorcus parallelipipedus Lesser stag beetle

 

Liloceris lilii Lily beetle a pest of lilies

 

Liloceris lilii Lily beetle a pest of lilies

 

Liloceris lilii Lily beetle

 

Liloceris lilii Lily beetle larva covered in frass to deter predators

 

Longhorn beetle

 

Long-horn beetle

 

Long-horn beetle

 

Meloe oil beetle

 

Chrysolina menthastri mint beetle

 

Phyllobius pomaceus (?) weevil on nettle

 

Phyllopertha horticola Garden chafer

 

Strangula maculata beetle

 

Bloody-nosed beetle Timarcha tenebricosa

 

Wasp beetle Clytus arietis

 

Wasp beetle Clytus arietis

 



 



 

Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale Hawthorn shieldbug

 

Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale Hawthorn shieldbug

 

Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale Hawthorn shieldbug

 

Hawthorn shieldbug Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale

 

Coreus marginatus Dock bug

 

Dock bug Coreus marginatus

 

Dock bug Coreus marginatus

 

Coreus marginatus Shield bug

 

Hairy shieldbug Dolycoris baccarum

 

Hairy shieldbug Dolycoris baccarum

 

Hairy shieldbug Dolycoris baccarum

 

Hairy shieldbug Dolycoris baccarum

 

Woundwort shieldbug Eysarcoris fabricii

 

Woundwort shieldbug Eysarcoris fabricii

 

Palomena prasina Green shieldbug

 

Blue shieldbug Zicrona caerulea

 

Anthomyia pluvialis fly

 

Bombylius major Bee-fly

 

Bombylius major Bee-fly

 

Fly

 

Flesh-fly Sarcophaga carnaria or similar

 



 



 



 

Stilt-legged-fly?

 



 



 



 

Greenbottle Lucilia caesar

 

Greenbottle Lucilia caesar

 

Haematopota pluvialis Cleg-fly

 

Haematopota pluvialis Cleg-fly

 

Horse fly Tabanus sp.

 

Tabanus male horse-fly probably

 

Hover fly Scaeva pyrastri

 

Hover fly

 

Xanthogramma pedissequum Hover-fly wasp mimic larva feeds on aphids

 

Sargus iridatus(?) Soldier fly

 

Scorpion fly Panorpa communis

 

Scorpion fly Panorpa communis

 

Scorpion fly Panorpa communis

 

Tephritid gall causing fly possibly Urophora cardui which causes plurilocular galls on thistles

 

Volucella bombylans hover-fly bee mimic

 

Insect larva living in surface film of moisture under log

 

bug

 

Centrotus cornutus treehopper

 

Cercopis vulnerata Froghopper

 

Froghopper, looked rather larger than most species.

 

Lygocoris pabulinus common green capsid

 

Chrysoperla carnea Green lacewing

 

Chrysoperla carnea lacewing

 

Tipula Crane-fly

 

Chironomus plumosus non-biting Chironomidae midge (exact species uncertain but looks very much like this one)

 

web forming catterpillars OU meadow

 



 

Earwig Forficula auricularia

 

mayfly that was being hunted by the hobbies

 

mayfly that was being hunted by the hobbies

 

Mayfly nymph

 



 

gall on populus tremula leaf

 



 

Larch gall

 

Sialis lutaria Alder fly

 

Water measurer Hydrometra stagnorum

 

Bush cricket immature

 

Dark bush cricket Pholidoptera griseoaptera

 

grasshopper

 

Grasshopper

 

Grasshopper

 

Leptophyes punctatissima Speckled bush cricket female

 

Leptophyes punctatissima Speckled bush cricket female

 

Leptophys punctissima speckled bush-cricket

 

Leptophys punctissima speckled bush-cricket

 

Meconema thalassinum Oak Bush cricket

 

Meconema thalassinum Oak Bush cricket

 

Amblyteles armatorius Ichneumon fly

 

bee killer wasp probably

 

Honey bee swarm on oak tree branch

 

Bombus Bumble bee

 

Bombus terrestris bumble-bee

 

Bumble bee

 

Honey bee Apis mellifera

 

Halictus ground nesting bee

 

Solitary bee

 

Queen common wasp Vespula vulgaris

 



 



 



 

Holly leaf miner Phytomyza illicis

 

Holly leaf miner Phytomyza illicis

 

Knopper gall on oak caused by Andricus quercuscalicis gall wasp

 

Atrichoke galls on oak caused by Andricus fecundator gall wasp

 

Oak apples caused by Biorhiza pallida gall wasp

 

Robin's pincushion or bedeguar gall on wild rose caused by Diplolepis rosae gall wasp

 

Spangle galls on oak caused by Neuroterus quercusbaccarum gall wasp

 

Ant pupae

 

Wood ants

 

Harvestman on birch tree

 

Crab spider Xysticus sp.

 

Crab spider Xysticus sp.

 

Dolomedes fimbriatus spider in bog new forest

 

Spiders web

 



 

Misumena vatia crab spider catching insect on Rose flower

 

Misumena vatia crab spider catching insect on Rose flower

 

Misumena vatia crab spider catching insect on Rose flower

 

Misumena vatia male note male much smaller than female. Crab spider

 

Pisaura mirabilis spider

 

Pisaura mirabilis spider

 

Pisaura mirabilis spider

 

Salticus Zebra spider

 

Wolf spider Lycosidae

 

Tegenaria house spider

 

spider

 

spider

 

spiders web

 

spiders web

 

spiders web

 

spindly spider Pholcus phalangiodes

 

young spiders

 

Tick in human leg picked up in sweet chestnut forests of northern Italy

 

springtail

 



 

Armadillidium depressum woodlouse

 

Porcellio scaber woodlouse

 

centipede

 

Glomeris pill millipede

 

Glomeris pill millipede

 

Glomeris pill millipede

 

Millipede

 

Millipede

 

Millipede

 

Polydesmus angustus millipede

 



 

Amber snail Succinea putris or Oxyloma pfeifferi

 

Cepaea hortensis White lipped snail

 

Cepaea hortensis White lipped snail

 

Cepaea hortensis White lipped snail

 

Cepaea hortensis White lipped snail

 

Cepaea hortensis White lipped snail

 

Cepaea nemoralis Brown lipped snail sometimes called Grove snail

 

Cepaea nemoralis Brown lipped snail sometimes called Grove snail

 

Cepaea nemoralis Brown lipped snail sometimes called Grove snail

 

Cepaea nemoralis Brown lipped snail sometimes called Grove snail

 



 

Clausilia bidentata common door snail sometimes called two-toothed door snail

 

Clausilia bidentata common door snail sometimes called two-toothed door snail

 

Clausiliidae door snail

 

Clausiliidae door snail

 

Clausiliidae door snail

 

Clausiliidae door snail

 

Clausiliidae door snail

 

Clausiliidae door snail

 

Cochlodina laminata Plaited door snail

 

Cochlodina laminata Plaited door snail

 

Cochlodina laminata Plaited door snail

 



 



 



 



 

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Ena obscura lesser bulin and Discus rotundatus rounded snail or radiated snail

 

Ena obscura lesser bulin

 



 

Helicella itala heath snail

 

Helix aspersa Common garden snail

 



 

Helix aspersa Common garden snail

 

Helix aspersa Common garden snail

 

Helix aspersa Common garden snail

 

Helix aspersa Common garden snail

 

Helix aspersa Common garden snail

 

Helix aspersa Common garden snail

 



 

Helix pomatia Roman snail or edible snail

 

Helix pomatia Roman snail or edible snail

 

Helix pomatia Roman snail or edible snail

 

Helix pomatia Roman snail or edible snail

 

Helix pomatia Roman snail or edible snail

 

Helix pomatia Roman snail or edible snail

 

Lymnaea palustris Marsh pond snail

 

Lymnaea palustris Marsh pond snail

 

Monacha cantiana Kentish snail

 

Oxychilus alliarius Garlic snail

 

Oxychilus alliarius Garlic snail

 



 



 

Oxychilus sp Glass snail

 

Pomatias elegans Round-mouthed snail

 

Pomatias elegans Round-mouthed snail

 

Pomatias elegans Round-mouthed snail

 

Pomatias elegans Round-mouthed snail

 

Pomatias elegans Round-mouthed snail

 



 



 



 

Cepaea nemoralis Brown lipped snail sometimes called Grove snail

 

Cepaea nemoralis Brown lipped snail sometimes called Grove snail

 

Cepaea nemoralis Brown lipped snail sometimes called Grove snail

 

Cepaea nemoralis Brown lipped snail sometimes called Grove snail

 

Cepaea nemoralis Brown lipped snail sometimes called Grove snail

 

Cepaea nemoralis Brown lipped snail sometimes called Grove snail

 

Cepaea nemoralis Brown lipped snail sometimes called Grove snail

 

Cepaea nemoralis Brown lipped snail sometimes called Grove snail